Editorial Policy

Focus and Scope

Research in Social Change (RSC) is an international multidisciplinary journal which publishes the topics related to the broadest range of social sciences.

The RSC publishes original research articles with clear contribution to science regardless of the scope of the topic. Additionally, it welcomes the contributions dealing with internationally relevant topics employing different empirical approaches.

The RSC additionally welcomes theoretical discussions and research allowing to discuss and develop new concepts and theories contributing towards better understanding of social change from the perspectives of sociology, political science, history, technology, anthropology, economics, business and management, environmental studies and all related fields.

The RSC encourages submissions of theoretically or empirically grounded research who are determined to solve practical problems, regardless of their scope and geographical location.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts in RSC are peer reviewed. They are examined by the editors upon receipt. Afterwards the authors are if necessary asked to correct or change the manuscript. After the manuscript has been corrected it is sent to two anonymous reviewers.

The reviewers receive a manuscript without the author’s name and affiliation, and the author receives the review(s) without the reviewers’ names. If the reviews require the manuscript to be corrected or augmented, the review will be sent to the author to correct the manuscript. Manuscripts with major corrections are subject to a second review.

The editor and assistant editor have the right to make suggestions for improvements regarding contents and technical aspects. The article may be rejected for publication by the reviewers or by the editors.

Open Access Policy

The RSC provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

There is no Article Processing Fee charged to authors and articles are immediately available on the journal website once published.


Copyright of all material published in RSC remains with the authors. The authors grant the School of Advanced Social Studies and Vega Publishing a nonexclusive license to publish their work if it is accepted. Upon publication, the work becomes available to the public to copy, distribute, or display under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0).


Publication Frequency

The Journal publishes one continuous issue per year.

Print version subscription

The RSC is a free on-line open-access scientific journal. It is possible to order the printed version of the journal.

Sources and support

The RSC is supported by the School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, Slovenia.